Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer #4: Assembly has begun

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Blog entry by jbswearingen posted 10-10-2018 02:33 AM 1999 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Moving into my shop Part 4 of Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer series Part 5: Dust collection »

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 02:52 AM

That’s a beauty!

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 04:32 AM

Really taking shape. Thanks for sharing. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 11:17 AM

That’s going to be one mean tool when finished.

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#4 posted 10-10-2018 02:03 PM

I love machine restores. Great Job! That’s going to be a sweet machine

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#5 posted 10-10-2018 02:17 PM

Nice OWWM !

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#6 posted 10-10-2018 06:32 PM

Great machine. In the pictures, it appears that there is still rust on the tables and other areas. If that’s the case, why didn’t you take care of that while it was disassembled? Again, beautiful jointer!

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#7 posted 10-10-2018 07:07 PM

The tables were cleaned up underneath and on their sides and painted. I don’t have a tank large enough to dunk them for electrolysis, so I’ll cover them with rags soaked in Evapo-Rust and seal them with plastic wrap for a few hours; I’ve already scraped them with a razor blade to get most of the rust off.

I haven’t yet removed the bearing housings or the cutter head body; those will come off soon for clean up and bearing replacement, along with fabbing up a dust chute under the cutter for DC.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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